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Welcome to our blog for IUPAT Ontario. We’re excited to share up-to-date information regarding various opportunities, events, and news that are currently taking place in the skilled trades industry. We welcome your feedback and topics that are of interest to you.


05
May
2016

Ratification Meetings for Ontario

These are the Ratification Meetings across Ontario.

29
Apr
2016

What You Are Likely to See in Descriptions for Glazier Jobs

Have you ever thought about becoming a glazier, or someone who works with glass such as windows, doors and applicable paneling? Glazier jobs are available throughout Ontario, and this is one career path that is well-suited to people who like to work with their hands and don’t want to be constrained by an office setting.

29
Apr
2016

Residential Drywall Tapers on Strike

As of Monday May 2, 2016, ALL RESIDENTIAL DRYWALL TAPERS (High-rise and Low-rise) will be on strike. This includes all hourly and piece workers in the residential sector. ALL TAPERS will meet Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:00 am at Julius Banquet Centre, 2201 Finch Avenue West, (Hwy 400 & Finch), Toronto. We will then coordinate the policing of all job sites.

25
Apr
2016

IUPAT Union Nominations for District Council 46 Reps and Local Union Executive Board

One of the benefits for people who are members of the IUPAT union, is being able to elect fellow members to fill governing seats. In May 2016, you will have the opportunity to nominate and elect five (5) District Council 46 business representatives, as well as members for your local union delegates. The office of Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer is also open for nominations. Every IUPAT member is welcome and encouraged to add his or her voice to this important and essential selection process.

21
Apr
2016

Professional Asbestos Removal Is Still Needed in Ontario

Asbestos was once used as a standard part of the construction industry. Now, we know that any exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health issues, including asthma, allergies and cancer. Although asbestos is no longer a product that is utilized in new buildings, asbestos removal is still greatly needed in Ontario. That’s because there are still thousands of properties, from residences to commercial zones, where asbestos is a problem.

18
Apr
2016

The Benefits of Being Unionized Toronto Painters

Have you ever wondered what the benefits are to becoming part of the Toronto and Ontario painters union, rather than going a non-unionized route? You definitely are not alone! Many people are confused when it comes to the advantages of joining the IUPAT. That’s why we’ve outlined the following pros to being union painters.

28
Mar
2016

Individuals Who Hold Union Jobs in Toronto to Celebrate IUPAT Community Day of Action

One of the most rewarding aspects of holding union jobs in Toronto is the opportunity to give back to the communities that are served. Although every union worker keeps this first and foremost in his or her mind on a daily basis, there are occasions in the year when it’s possible to take this commitment to neighbors and friends further. One such opportunity is the upcoming IUPAT Community Day of Action on April 16, 2016.

14
Mar
2016

Did You Know These Facts About Commercial Painters in Toronto?

Most people who are not working in a trade industry never have the opportunity to learn all the ins and outs about commercial painters working in Toronto. However, this type of career is a very intriguing one. Below are some of the facts associated with commercial painting that might just surprise you!

22
Feb
2016

How Toronto Painters Bring Interior Designers’ Visions to Fruition

Every interior designer who is assigned to create a certain atmosphere in a residential or commercial space has a vision for the end result. That vision may end up in a contemporary, classic, traditional, modern, eclectic, vintage-style or retro atmosphere. Throughout the process of bringing the end result into fruition, many players will be tasked with helping, including Toronto painters.

15
Feb
2016

Safe Practices are the Focus of Union Commercial Painters in Toronto and Ontario

Safety is one of the first and foremost issues addressed during all commercial painting training and apprenticeship experiences. That’s why commercial painters who are part of Toronto, Ontario’s IUPAT are known for being prepared. Without safety know-how and measures in place, it would not be possible for commercial painters to fulfill their mission to transform spaces on behalf of clients.